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Basil Purple Dark Opal - Heirloom Seed

Basil-Purple Dark Opal / Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

  • Plant Type: Annual, Heirloom,Organic, Edible, Herb
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  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Moisture: moist
  • Soil: well drained
  • Maintenance: low
  • Germination: 5-30 days
  • Description: Most likely the same basil Vilmorin referred to in 1885 as "Large Purple Sweet Basil". Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain.

    Planting: Sow seeds 1/8" deep 4-6" apart outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting.

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